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-american president standing on those same steps he did in 1963. here is president obama commemorating dr. king's dream and his lasting legacy this afternoon. >> on a hot summer day they assembled here in our nation's capital under the shadow of the great emancipator. everyone that realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington but to washington. that change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the mantle of citizenship, you are marching. that's the lesson of our past. that's the promise of tomorrow. >> okay, bob, you were particularly moved by this speech as you were by dr. king's speech so many years, 50 years ago. >> yeah. i think if dr. king had been alive today, listened to these tributes, i think he would have been -- first of all, he would have been amazed there was a black president, but i think obama did exactly the right thing. i think he talked about change coming from the grass roots into washington, not the other way around. i know there's been a lot of controversy about washington dictating from here
at any moment. assad crosses the red line, so will president obama give the green light and when? >> nobody knows what the red line means, nobody knows what crossing it means. >> they're under great pressure for the president to act because he drew that red line a year ago this month. >> there would be enormous consequences if we start saying moving chemical weapons -- that's a red line for us. >> chemical weapons have been used. what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. >> a red line that has been crossed. >> barber al assad had to -- felt he had to use these chemical weapons. the president said it was a red line, and he interpreted it as a green light. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of is a yilians, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> if you listen to john kerry, is it true? we're going to war over the claim that there are weapons of mass destruction in syria? that's what chemical weapons are. haven't we already seen this movie? h
. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain tonight are saying, if there is going to be military action, it cannot be a symbolic action, backing up the president's rhetoric about a red line, it's got to be serious action that decimates assad's military. take a listen. >> do you believe that exists right now? >> i believe it is a threat to the united states. i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security interests. >> if it's simply that we launch some cruise missiles and do that for three gayes and not have a significant effect on the momentum on the battlefield. it will have a -- an unhelpful effect. if we do it right, and
report" is next. >>> the obama administration consults with allies, finally agrees to talk to congressional leaders before pulling the trigger on syria. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the only shots being fired continue to be of the rhetorical variety tonight as the anticipation grows of a u.s. military attack against syria. the u.s. is so far playing by the rules with other nations. however, the lawmakers here at home were until today definitely feeling left out. we have fox team coverage. melissa francis in new york has economic implications of a military move on syria. catherine herridge looks at how limited strikes worked before. james rosen at the state department looks at the possible blow back the action may carry for our allies and adversaries. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry with where things stand now. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox learned tomorrow the white house will brief top house and senate members about key intelligence involving syria, and also possible strikes that are planned against syria.
that world powers are ready to act to stop the blood shed. welcome to america live. president obama is keeping in close contact with our allies to determine the next step. the united nations acknowledged some coined of substance was used in last week's attack. the u.s. is prepared to act and moving four navy destroyers in the region. each is capable of caring 90 tomahawk missiles and they have nuclear powered submarines at its disposal. and un inspectors were able to get to the site for a second time. earlier this month they were shot at while they were trying to do their job. this comes as a suspected chemical weapon's attack killed hundreds of people. families were woiped out. in the midst of all of the sorrow, a story of hope. a father was reunited with a son he thought was killed in a recent attack. >> and only image the joy and no translation needed. the father was overcomed and nearly fainted and grabbing his son close and gassing in his eyes and this video reported in the damascus suburb. reporting live leland viter, it is good to so one positive moment in all of that chaos.
would we want to get obama do we need some special i.d.? >> bill: why is it the civil rights industry talking about black-on-black crime. we will tell you you tonight. i too want to tell everyone that i'm sorry that this happened. >> bill: george zimmerman wants the state of florida to pay some of his legal bills. outrageous or justified? is it legal will testify us. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm boiler. thanks for watching us tonight. syria.resident obama should that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. this man, syrian dictator bashar al assad is a war criminal, a mass murderer and a baby killer. by using poison gas on syrian civilians which is against the geneva convention, asatisfied is now responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. according to the humanitarian group, doctors without borders. so there is no question that assad must be held accountable. if you believe in american exceptionalism that this country has a moral obligation to save lives when it can all over the world,
could strike again as president obama hold a meeting to weigh the options on a high-level strike in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not w
. now the white house plans to brief congress about the intelligence tomorrow. president obama has just spoken a few moments ago about the crisis in syria and a possible u.s. response. our ed henry live at the white house. ed, is the president any closer to a decision today? >> it seems like he's getting closer, harris. you noted that fox has learned that the white house tomorrow will brief key lawmakers about the intelligence they have. what we have not got yet, though, is a public report on some of that intelligence declassified so the public can see what evidence the white house, the president, does have before potentially launching military action. the other thing we have not seen is the president make any sort of public case for military action, some sort of address to the nation. he's edging closer to that in his interview tonight with pbs wherefore the first time he hints at military action. remember late last week he did an interview with cnn where he focused much or on the united nations, working, going slow. tonight while he insists he hasn't made a final decision, he talks op
. the department of justice, the obama administration are using the same rules designed to protect minority children to actually keep them trapped in failing public schools. we've got 8,000 kids in the scholarship program. 100% are low income. 100% came out of c, d, or f public schools. 93% of their parents are happier in the schools that they're in. 100% of their parents chose to put them in other schools. we're saving taxpayers money, delivering a better education, and the governor is right. the speech was amazing 50 years ago, that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. he's exactly right. to achieve that dream, we're trying to do that in louisiana. my parents came here over 40 years ago in search of the american dream, confident if you worked hard, it didn't matter what race you were or who you knew. that's what we're trying to deliver for our kids. that's why it's just ridiculous to me that the obama administration would side with teachers unions over these young children. >> do you think that was the case, that this was teachers unions winning
rights movement. president obama will likely note racial progress made in the last 50 years. some people aren't satisfied with the current civil rights leaders in america. here is liberal journalist margaret carlson. >> we've gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very d disspiriting. >> probably time for everyone to take crop of where civil rights stands. i asked juan this question as well. do you think he represents the african-american community well, al, that constantly backs the wrong horse? do you think he does them a disservice? >> no, i don't think he represents well. the idea of comparing any black leader with martin luther king is nearly impossible. this was in my view, this is the greatest american maybe since abraham lincoln. i just don't think you can take al sharpton and martin luther king in the same sentence. i know people are dissatisfied. the black community is diffuse whatever it is in the country, usually in pulpits. are blacks better off? some ways they are, some they're not. >> some, greg, don'
, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to finish their investigation. the alleged gas attack that killed hundreds. what happened? who did it? a live report from the whit
there, have given their review of the michelle obama-backed healthy lunch initiative. they say it makes them want to puke. parents in harlan county relayed the message complaining their kids aren't getting enough to eat and hate the food they are getting. a parent reportedly shouted "kids can't learn when they are hungry" and a board member said of the school milk, it tastes like vomit. to be fair, the milk was labeled vomit milk. the usda regulates the content of the lunchs and the sizes of the portions. children can eat all of the veg veg -- veggies and fruits they want. here is a second grader enjoying a strawberry. >> see what happens when you don't feed them at school? they eat at home usually in a forest. tom, it is hard to believe, isn't it, that a one size fits all program isn't working. just say yes. >> yes, it absolutely is. these meals are free so shut up and eat. that's what i say to the parasites. and this is rural kentucky so i'm shocked they even have schools. and second of all, when the kids are fatter than the lunch ladies, you have a national crisis. that's where we ar
the country, and after the bells ring for five minutes, we will then hear from president obama. we have so far heard from presidents clinton and carer, oprah winfrey has spoken as well as john lewis, the congressman who also spoke at the freedom march, freedom and jobs march 50 years ago today. i want to bring in very briefly if i can juan williams who is standing by with us. we'll get back when the bells start ringing and listen to that in its entirety. juan, earlier president clinton said something we thought was quite powerful when he said that what a debt we owe to the people who marched 50 years ago. it was a bold statement. it got a big round of applause, juan. >> it really was, trace. i think it's a reminder of the history that there was such a sense that there was going to be violence here in washington on that day, and people who came were taking a risk. often times they were young people whose parents feared for their safety and coming to washington that day. we've heard reference to the fact that troops were surrounding the city. you may not remember, but it was held on a wednesday
on the ready now across the coast of syria. president obama has been strangely silent on this subject in recent days. leaving it to vice president joe biden yesterday to make the case for a war. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> and the white house is expected to release newly de classified ingenls to make the administration pay for the syrian regime is responsible for a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds last week. at the same time the white house is careful to say bish char al-assad will not be a target to any military action. >> the options we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> critics wonder this, if assad is not the car get what is the goal in syria and will limited action a quick wave of missile strikes make a bad situation even worse? >> i know for a fact from my own contacts inside syria with the opposition forces they have high expectations because this is the first time any
tells fox it's ready and waiting orders from president obama to strike syria. this morning the white house leaking a lot of details, so we will let you know what we know. >>steve: some things just never change. actor alec baldwin on the attack again, it appears. what sparked that -- >>brian: upbgz? -- you think so? >>steve: are you heckling me? we're going to tell you what he did yesterday. >>brian: he does not represent all of mass pea pea -- massapequa. you can thank miley sires for this. twerking just made it into the dictionary. "fox & friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >>gretchen: wow. i watched that video for the first time yesterday. sorry i did. it's pretty graphic. >>steve: it's amazing. she does something on saturday night. next thing you know, it's in the dictionary. short turn-around. >>gretchen: this is obscene. if kids are watching you don't want them to see this right now. >>brian: i personally blame the vma for having that and not rehearsing. >>gretchen: they didn't rehearse? >>brian: i don't think they rehearsed that. can you see checking the box after these two got
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